Bristol Palin is defending her 3-year-old son, Tripp, after a filmed tantrum on an episode of the family reality show "Bristol Palin: Life's a Tripp" showed the boy dropping a censored F-bomb.
While the initial controversy surrounded the perception that the boy said a homophobic slur, Palin maintains the boy said a different kind of F-word that was offensive but less slurr-y.
"As I’ve said before, I sometimes struggle to raise Tripp," Palin wrote on Monday. "However, he does NOT use slurs ... Let me be clear. I’m not proud of what he did say. Sadly, he used a different 'f word.' "
In the scene, Tripp throws a fit after being told he can't go for a swim in a hotel pool. During the course of his tantrum, he tells his Aunt Willow, Bristol's younger sister, "Go away, you ..."